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I have been looking in Canada for few years for a 520 truck and finally found one about two year ago but the guy was reluctant, then one day he was ready to sell and now i have 1968 520 in my garage. it had small hit in the front so looking for small bit. 

 

 

 

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Welcome to Ratsun lightz. Hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving dinner in T.O. Man a 520 must be rare as rocking horse shit out there. I know, I owned a 521 back in the '70s and it was a constant battle putting patches on it. I was out there several years ago and had fuel tank problems on my 620. No wrecking yard had anything older than the '90s. Everything before that was scrapped. What I do at home is keep my eyes open when passing alleys and back yards.

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If you need a grill contact Gene Knight. a member here.

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Thanks guys for warm welcome and thanks i wll contact the other member Charlie69. datzenmike, thankgiving was great it was nice to walk out on the street of T.O and there is no traffic: its  hard to find any old parts down here, scrap yards have nothing unless you are lucky one day. 

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Make contact with folks in the PNW... and save your pennies to pay for shipping to the great white north.

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There is a 1968 520 for sale on CL vancouver for $1500. I talked to the guy. It sounds like it's pretty complete.

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Hey fellas I'm thinking of buying a 1967 Datsun 520 that I found little rough around the edges needs some work I am wondering if any big guys own these trucks and how much rooms inside ? The truck is not near me so kinda wondering what inside of one of these is like

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Pretty random question but I have never sat in a 520 or 521 I think they are smaller outside but chassi and most are same specs 67-72

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That is my height, and I weigh about 175.  I fit in a 521 just fine.

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Hey fellas I'm thinking of buying a 1967 Datsun 520 that I found little rough around the edges needs some work I am wondering if any big guys own these trucks and how much rooms inside ? The truck is not near me so kinda wondering what inside of one of these is like

 

I'm 6' 3" and fit just fine in my 520.

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Hi i am 5'11 and weight 230lbs, a gym rat but i fit, maybe the only thing steering wheel is a bit low. so might get a little smaller.

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Guys can you help me out, i got these parts when i bought the truck, what year or what model is this front suspension from?

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It is pretty difficult to tell just by looking at them.  They look a lot like 521 parts to me. 

It would not surprise me if they fit 320, 520, 521 and even 620 Datsun trucks.

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They look like 521 spindle dog bones to me(spindle assemblies), the reason I say this is because the lower bushing area looks like this on the 320 and early 520.

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See how the lower connection is counter sunk for the seal, the 521 lower bushing area looks like your parts, with a ridge that actually sticks out, at least that is what I believe, I don't have a 521 dog bone around here to take a photo of.

Your parts will fit on just about any year 320/520/521 king pin front end, you just need to keep the different year assemblies together with the lower control arm(LCA) mount bolts, as they are made differently than the early 320 mount bolts, 320 lower control arms, 320 bolts, 520/521 lower control arms, 520/521 mount bolts.

Also the 320 LCA shock mounts are about 7/8ths inch wide inside, while the 520/521 shock mounts are about 1 1/4" inside, much easier to find shocks for the 520/521 than the 320.

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Thanks for the information, now i have to decide if i am going change it to front disc. Does it stop ok with drums?

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I have a Mike klotz disc brake kit on my 521 and I'm running the 14" slotted mag wheels

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Thanks for the information, now i have to decide if i am going change it to front disc. Does it stop ok with drums?

 

There are two components to this... 1) the actual stopping-- it's a 2200# truck, so it stops fairly well considering non-power assist drums.  However, disc brakes stop better; and 2) the radial nature of drums creates a tendency for them to "stick" when applied (you're pressing them outward on a rotating mass that wants to hang onto them).  Disc brakes press axially (you're pinching them together against a rotating mass that is less inclined to hang onto the pads when you release the pedal).  I've experienced the "stiction" lockup in the Datsun drums to be particularly annoying.  With disc brakes, that will go away (on the disc axle, but of course, not on the drum axle).

 

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...and +1000 for mklotz brake kit

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